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Updated Semantic Web Interest Group page

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2010 11:13:23 +0200
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To: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
I've just minor-updated the W3C Semantic Web Interest Group page,

 http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/interest/

Generally this is a pretty static document, but I wanted to improve
access to more dynamic sites. So I've linked ESW and W3C SemWeb
standards Wikis, the http://planetrdf.com/ blog aggregator, and am
open to suggestions for other useful links.

I have also made some effort to link all the various informal
vocabularies hosted on w3.org that have in some way come out of
collaborations amongst SWIG participants: geo, rdfical, vcard-in-rdf,
the foaf+ssl cert and rsa vocabs, exif in rdf, and the recent org
schema. If I've missed anything, please let me know. Probably that
part of the page ought to be moved to the SemWeb standards wiki, since
there's no need for an editorial bottleneck and there is so much going
on 'out there' now that I couldn't hope to track everything even if I
had the time to try.

In some ways this informal community serves as an 'incubator
incubator', and I've tried to show some of that story in the page by
linking to a few of the W3C Incubator groups that have come out of
more informal SWIG discussions. Some of those XGs (eg. around RDF and
databases, or multimedia semantics) have in turn gone on to give rise
to full W3C Working Groups. SKOS followed a similar path, beginning
with a community discussion list sponsored by the old SWAD-Europe
project (this was before we had incubators).

While I don't want to create an impossible-to-maintain page, I think
it's important to show that W3C groups don't happen in a vacuum, and
that informal collaboration here and nearby can provide an "on-ramp"
to the full W3C standards track, usually these days via an incubator
group. If you've suggestions for how the page could do that better,
let me know.

So, what are the key sites in the SemWeb scene that you find yourself
using on a daily or weekly basis? If they're useful to you, they're
likely useful to others here too. I can't promise to link everything
so please forgive me if your link suggestions aren't all adopted, but
if the SWIG page is missing a few key links they ought to be added...

cheers,

Dan
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